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Russia Cautions U.S. Not to Undermine Iran Nuclear Meeting

Russia cautioned the U.S. on the eve of a meeting of world powers over Iran’s nuclear program not to undermine negotiations by threatening the Persian Gulf country with more sanctions.

“Unilateral sanctions are serving as spoilers and undermine efforts for a joint solution,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference in Istanbul today. “They are counterproductive.